Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Quaid-e-Azam Apparel Park, which will be the most modern project of its kind in South Asia, is being set up near Motorway and will result in provision of all necessary facilities to textile and garments sector under one-roof. He said that the project will generate thousands of job opportunities as well as increase exports, resulting in strengthening of national economy. He said that the best facilities would be available to investors and industrialists in Quaid-e-Azam Apparel Park. He said that process of industrialization would accelerate due to the setting up of state-of-the-art Quaid-e-Azam Apparel Park, costing billions of rupees.
He was presiding over a high level meeting to review the progress on Quaid-e-Azam Apparel Park project, here today. The meeting gave formal approval to handing over the management and development work of Apparel Park project to Punjab Industrial Estate Development and Management Company. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that Pakistan is an agrarian country and the goal of progress and prosperity could be achieved through development of agro-based industry. He said that exports of the country are increasing after the awarding of GSP Plus status to Pakistan. He said that there is a need to accelerate the process of industrialization to fully benefit from GSP Plus status given to the country and keeping in view this fact, the project Quaid-e-Azam Apparel Park has been evolved. He said that this project is of vital importance and will give an impetus to the process of industrialization. He said that there is a need to work on this project with a national spirit. Shahbaz Sharif directed that work on the project should be completed without wasting any time. He said that Punjab government has promoted the culture of transparency and all development projects have been completed in a transparent manner. He said that Quaid-e-Azam Apparel Park would be an example of speedy execution and transparency. He said that a labour colony equipped with modern residential facilities would also be constructed in the park for the benefit of labourers. He warned that that no delay would be tolerated in the execution of the project.
Chairman Planning & Development gave a detailed briefing regarding Quaid-e-Azam Apparel Park. He informed that 200 acres land has been allocated for labour colony in the park while construction work of link road has been started. Provincial Ministers Ch. Shafiq, Tanvir Aslam Malik, Member Provincial Assembly Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha, Additional Chief Secretary Energy, secretaries of C&W, Law, Industries, Labour, Chairman PIDMC and other concerned authorities attended the meeting.